REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 51
YOMA 51 - Dedicated by Dovid and Zahava Rubner of Petach Tikva. May Hashem
grant them and their children joy, fulfillment, and all that they need!
(a) Why does Rav Sheshes establish the original Korban in the Beraisa
currently under discussion, by the ram of Aharon, and not by the Korban
Pesach, which is also a Korban Yachid whose time is fixed?
(b) Then why does he not establish it by Pesach *Sheini*, which is
certainly a Korban Yachid?
(a) Why is the Korban Pesach considered a Korban Tzibur?
(b) Then why does the Tana of the Beraisa on Daf 50a. which considers the
*Chagigah* a Korban Tzibur for this reason, refer to the Pesach as a
(c) Then how can it override Shabbos and Tum'ah?
(a) The Tana Kama of Rebbi doesYehudah concedes that the Pesach Sheini
Answers to questions
Why then, does it not override Tum'ah?
(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say to that?
(a) Why (by the Kohen Gadol's bull) does the Torah write "Asher Lo" three
(b) What ought we to learn from here?
(c) How will Rebbi Elazar (who is not certain that the bull is in fact,
categorically called Aharon's - with regard to making a Temurah) refute
this proof? Why might the Kohanim nevertheless be partners in it?
(a) According to the Rabbanan, there were *two* curtains between the
Heichal and the Kodesh Kodshim.
Why does Rebbi Yossi quote the Pasuk in
Terumah "ve'Hivdilah *ha'Paroches* Lachem, Bein ha'Kodesh u'Vein Kodesh
(b) How do the Rabbanan counter Rebbi Yossi's proof?
(c) Why were there *two* curtains in the second Beis ha'Mikdash, when there
was only *one* in the Mishkan? What was the Amah Teraksin, and why did it
cause a problem in the second Beis Hamikdash?
(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah, the Kohen Gadol would walk between the
Mizbe'ach ha'Ketores and the Menorah (with the Kaf and Machtah) to get to
the Kodesh Kodshim.
(b) 'Some say' that he walked between the Shulchan and the wall to get
Whose opinion is this, and what is his reason?
(c) In which point do they both agree?
(d) What then, is their Machlokes?
(a) According to Rebbi Meir, he walked between the Shulchan and the
Mizbe'ach to get to the Kodesh Kodshim.
Answers to questions
With which of his two
contemporaries does he agree, Rebbi Yehudah or Rebbi Yossi?
(b) For one of two reasons he did not follow the same route through the
Heichal as the one described by Rebbi Yossi: one of them is because, in his
opinion, the Tables were placed from north to south, leaving no room
between the main Shulchan and the wall.
What is the other reason?
(c) According to the first answer (i.e. that the Tables were placed from
north to south) - how could he pass even between the Shulchan and the
Mizbe'ach (ha'Zahav), seeing as the rows of Tables reached as far as the
(d) What is Rebbi Yossi's answer to the second answer (i.e. that it is not
proper to walk directly facing the entrance to the Kodesh Kodashim??